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Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 27, 2006 - 03:28pm PT
10th Mountain Division locking carabiner and canteen that belonged to Raffi Bedayn.


Homemade snowshoe used during the first ascent of the Hummingbird Ridge.


Cherrywood handled hammer that belonged to George Whitmore.


Ken
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 27, 2006 - 03:33pm PT
Wow, that's a nice hammer!
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jun 27, 2006 - 03:53pm PT
Dude, where are you getting all this swag?
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2006 - 04:02pm PT
Largo, Feast your eyes on this.



I have been working on the museum project for 15 years now. Stuff keeps coming in. If you are ever in the area look me up and I'll give you a tour.

Ken
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jun 27, 2006 - 08:24pm PT
I like that hammer too. Beautiful piece of wood.
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2006 - 08:54pm PT
Another Anderson classic.


Ken
TradIsGood

Trad climber
Gunks end of country
Jun 27, 2006 - 09:13pm PT
I used to have that same (model) canteen - complete with the canvas cover and web belt to clip it into. You soak the canvas cover and evaporation helps cool the water. Used it up until 70's or so.

WWI - vintage.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jun 28, 2006 - 12:59am PT
I've never seen that cartoon before, what a great series of historic threads!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jun 28, 2006 - 01:03am PT
No foolin' jay.
I don't feel old yet,
But if gettin' there is this much fun-
I'm In!
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Jun 28, 2006 - 08:09am PT
I'll bet locker would like to get his hands on that biner. Don't let him see it!
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jun 28, 2006 - 08:40am PT
At the risk of sounding historic, I remember that Robbins cartoon by Sheridan.

Raffi Bedayn, now that's a name I haven't heard in a long time... A long time... (Cue in Star Wars music).

I wouldn't imagine that Raffi is still around. I climbed with him several times, cool guy.
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Otto, NC
Jun 29, 2006 - 12:23am PT
"Beautiful piece of wood."


I get that all the time.


Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Jun 30, 2006 - 11:12am PT
Ken, Here are some shots of a pin I cleaned from the top os Sea Of Dreams recently.. I believe it may be an original "Bird-beak". I remember hearing the original ones were shaped like a toucan which I believe you should be able to see in this picture.

And here's a better shot.

It is pretty stout for a beak, almost as thick as a Bugaboo. The inside edge of the eye is milled a bit so the sling won't cut and the sling attached is quite old.

As THE gear historian for all things Yosemite I'm asking you what do you think? Could this be an original or is it some funky homemade job of unknown origin?

Levy
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2006 - 01:40pm PT
Hi Levy,

I am hardly an expert. Here is what I think. From what I understand the first beaks were CracknUps that were sawed off. The first specifically made bird beak was fashioned by Bridwell and used on the Big Chill. It looks similar to the one you found. Cool piece.
I might have to do a little more investigation.

Ken
Chicken Skinner

Trad climber
Yosemite
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2006 - 12:58pm PT
Pardon me if someone has posted a copy of this on Roy's post.


Ken
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